Nursing and midwifery

Interest area

If you’re a good communicator, enjoy working in a team and want to make a genuine difference, a career in nursing and midwifery may be for you. Our courses are centred on evidence-based practice and reflect current industry trends.

Top 1% of universities worldwide*

One of the largest nursing schools in Australia

Top 28 for nursing worldwide^

Disciplines within nursing and midwifery

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The future of nursing is at Deakin

Get an insight into our world-class facilities available to nursing and midwifery students within the Faculty of Health.

Learn in the real world

You'll be exposed to real-life scenarios in healthcare settings as soon as you start studying. It's no wonder you'll graduate as a registered nurse and/or a midwife with a higher chance of employment than other graduates around the country.

Higher employment rates than Australian average

The high likelihood of our undergraduates gaining employment is a testament to the great learning experience at Deakin – from teaching excellence and on-the-job learning to our state-of-the-art simulation centres.

Source: Student Experience Survey 2017 and 2018

Get professional recognition

After completing a Deakin nursing course, you're eligible to apply for
registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). 

On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, you are also eligible to register as a nurse and/or midwife.

Research excellence

Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of Australia’s most research-active schools. 

Our staff have many years of supervision experience and are supported by collaborative relationships with numerous hospitals, clinics, healthcare networks, communities and support centres.

The course has been better than I hoped for. The teachers at Deakin are extremely supportive and we have lots of class discussions.

Bianca Bartholomew

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Practical, real-world experience

Early exposure to clinical environments lets you develop and consolidate your skills, so you graduate job-ready. When you're not on a clinical placement, you'll be learning at purpose-built learning spaces with state-of-the-art equipment.

Ranked among the best

Deakin's ranked in the top 28 universities in the world for its nursing courses, based on the 2019 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.

Experience the world while you study

Thanks to partnerships with organisations all over the world, there are several opportunities to gain an international perspective on your studies.

For example, Bachelor of Nursing students can undertake a trimester with VIA University College, Viborg (Denmark), and gain credit towards their degree. You may also have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour as an elective unit to explore health care in another country, such as Bhutan, China, the Philippines or Thailand.

These international experiences enable you to appreciate the importance of the nurse’s role in different environments and understand the meaning of global citizenship through practical experience.

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*ARWU Rankings 2019
^2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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